Trans* and Queer Liberation
Jonathan Jean-Pierre was a student and former member of the varsity rowing team at Lehigh University. He worked towards a dual major in global studies and Africana studies, with a minor in mass communications and political science. After graduation, Jonathan wants to join Teach for America to tackle the education inequality and homophobia in classrooms throughout America. From his upbringing and experiences in schools, he originally believed that there was no such thing as a great teacher. As he got more involved with after school programs in athletics and Teach for America, he realized that teaching was not easy, the best teachers have to go beyond their job descriptions to change the lives of the students that they teach. While at the second annual Nike LGBT Summit, Jonathan had the opportunity to voice his own personal struggles and challenges that LGBT athletes have to deal with on a regular basis.